Sunday, August 28, 2011
Kovalainen: 17th the best possible
Heikki Kovalainen does not believe he could have coaxed any more speed out of his Lotus during Belgian Grand Prix qualifying, after making it into the second part of qualifying for the fourth time this year. The Finn was helped by Michael Schumacher crashing before setting a time in Q1, and by the changeable weather conditions during the session, but still went quicker than Paul di Resta's Force India and Kamui Kobayashi's Sauber in the initial section of qualifying to make it through in 16th. He then fell back to 17th in Q2, but was only 0.2s slower than Pastor Maldonado's Williams, and was a satisfied man afterwards.